Celta Vigo beat Barcelona to stay up, Real Valladolid relegate from LaLiga

On the final day of the season, Real Valladolid was demoted from LaLiga, and champions Barcelona finished their campaign with a 2-1 loss to Celta Vigo.

Five clubs were relieved when Ronaldo-owned Valladolid’s 0-0 draw against Getafe at home meant they finished 18th, terminating their LaLiga stay as six anxious teams entered the final weekend hoping to avoid the bottom.

There isn’t much to say; despite our best efforts, we failed to score the crucial goal, according to Valladolid goalkeeper Jordi Masip. It’s disappointing for the team, the supporters, and the entire community.

Gabri Veiga used a burst of speed to slip past defenders Marcos Alonso and Andreas Christensen at the Balaidos in Vigo and score the opening goal for the hosts Celta, who were fighting to avoid the relegation.

Celta took charge of the game, launching wave after wave of raids on Barca’s backline before Veiga scored once more with a cross that landed fortuitously into the net in the 65th minute. This move was motivated by a desire to confirm their safety.

Ansu Fati, one of the numerous replacements made by Barca in the second half, scored the game’s only goal in the 79th minute, but Celta held on to win and finished in 13th place.

After the game, Barca coach Xavi Hernandez said, “I think we have had a terrific season, but we are conscious that we need to strengthen because it is the requirement at Barcelona, especially in Europe. “We must be aggressive. We require two people for each post.

“This season, we have gotten the most from the team. To be able to contend for every award, though, we must advance this summer and strengthen our positions. To be able to win the Champions League, we must continue to advance.

While Almeria twice trailed against already-relegated Espanyol before Adri Embarba’s 87th-minute penalty gained a 3-3 draw and lifted them to 41 points, one more than Valladolid, Valencia and Cadiz survived following 1-1 draws.

After Valencia and Real Betis drew 1-1, they avoided being relegated for the first time since they were promoted to the Spanish top division in 1987.

Valencia captain Jose Gaya told Movistar: “We worked very hard for it, but I am not completely happy because this season, since the World Cup break, has been disastrous, lamentable.”

“I feel terrible for the people, since they haven’t deserved to go through what we have. And even though we suffered, we succeeded because of their perseverance. We played with fire, so hopefully this will be helpful in the years to come.

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